Gambhir to appeal against one-Test ban

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir today decided to appeal against the one-Test ban imposed on him for deliberately elbowing Australian all-rounder Shane Watson during the third cricket Test here.
Both Gambhir and Watson were found guilty of conduct contrary to the spirit of cricket by match referee Chris Broad during the hearing.
The Australian player was fined 10 percent of his match fee yesterday for having a verbal duel with Gambhir, while the Indian was handed a one-match ban for a Level 2 Offence as per the ICC Code of conduct, this morning.
"For Level 2 offences, the concerned players have the right to appeal against the adjudicator's decision within 24 hours of notification of the decision. Accordingly, Mr. Gambhir will be lodging an appeal," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, said in a release.
The ban rules the Indian opener out of the fourth and the final Test match of the series, to be played in Nagpur. PTI